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Expect C-470 Closures June 10-14 and June 17-18 from I-25 and E-470 to Yosemite Street

June 7, 2018 -


DOUGLAS COUNTY—
From 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night from Sunday, June 10 through Thursday, June 14, and from Sunday, June 17 through Monday, June 18, CDOT will close westbound C-470 from I-25 and E-470 to Yosemite Street as they install columns for the E-470 to westbound Express Lanes bridge. This work is part of the C-470 Express Lanes project.

Follow detour signs accordingly and go slow for the cone zone.

Traffic Impacts

Detours for Westbound C-470 from I-25 and E-470 to Yosemite Street Closure:

  • Northbound I-25 to westbound C-470:
    1. Take northbound I-25 and exit onto County Line Road west.
    2. Continue on County Line Road to Yosemite Street and turn left.
    3. Take Yosemite Street to the C-470 westbound on-ramp.
  • Southbound I-25 to westbound C-470:
    1. Take southbound I-25 and exit onto Lincoln Avenue west.
    2. Continue on Lincoln Avenue to Yosemite Street and turn right.
    3. Take Yosemite Street to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.
  • Southbound E-470 to westbound C-470:
    1. Take southbound E-470 to southbound I-25 and exit onto Lincoln Avenue west.
    2. Continue on Lincoln Avenue to Yosemite Street and turn right.
    3. Take Yosemite Street to the westbound C-470 on-ramp.

Construction activities are weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

For motorists on C-470, courtesy patrol is provided from 6-9 a.m. and from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to assist disabled vehicles at no cost to the driver.

More than 100,000 motorists currently use this segment of C-470 each day with volumes projected to increase 40 percent by 2035.

Project Info

The $276 million C-470 Express Lanes project will increase mobility and user choice along 12.5 miles between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard. Heading west, two additional Express Lanes will be built from I-25 to Colorado Boulevard and one additional Express Lane from Colorado Boulevard to Wadsworth. Heading east, one additional Express Lane will be constructed along the length of the project between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard.

The project also includes full reconstruction of existing pavement, the addition of auxiliary lanes at selected locations, on- and off-ramp improvements, realignment of substandard curves, widening of existing bridges, replacing the bridges over the South Platte River, the installation of tolling equipment and new C-470 trail underpasses at Colorado and Quebec.

When complete, motorists will have the option to use the Express Lanes on C-470 for a faster, more reliable commute in exchange for paying a toll, or drive the general purpose lanes for free. Completion is scheduled for 2019.

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